New Orleans City Park (Images of America)

1939 - Hand Work


During the New Deal Era lagoons were dug laboriously by hand as we see in this 1939 photograph. Other work with a human touch included landscaping, paving, building fountains, restoring old structures, Robert Tallant's writing of New Orleans City Park, the First Fifty Years , and the creation of glorious art deco designs. The hands of musicians were not neglected – they were employed by the WPA for concerts in the park.  (NOPL)

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~The Bayou, Road, Oaks, and Native Americans: 1400-1769~
~Plantation to Peristyle: 1770-1907~
~Expansion and Modernization: 1908-1928~
~The New Deal: 1929-1939~
~Children & Friends: 1940-2004~
~Rebirth: 2005-2010~
~The People Behind the Names: Donors, Benefactors, and Patrons~
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The images in this book appear courtesy of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), the Library of Congress (LOC), The Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC), Pictometry International (PI), and D.C. "Infrogmation" May (DCM). Unless otherwise noted, images are from the author's collection.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is dedicated to Friends of City Park.

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